Vampires and werewolves and zombies? Oh my!

Political incorrectness abounds as San Francisco’s LGBZ community runs afoul of City Hall.

Chris Uzelac as Strephula, Jennifer Ashworth as Mary Anne and F. Lawrence Ewing as Mayor Navin Gruesome Photo by David Allen, 2010
Chris Uzelac as Strephula, Jennifer Ashworth as Mary Anne and F. Lawrence Ewing as Mayor Navin Gruesome Photo by David Allen, 2010

Join the Lamplighters for their 45th annual Champagne Gala. Political incorrectness abounds as San Francisco’s LGBZ (Lycanthropes, Ghouls, Bloodsuckers and Zombies) community runs afoul of City Hall.

When human Mary Anne Rice (Jennifer Ashworth) moves into Murgatroyd Manor – a boarding house for the LGBZ community – she is accepted by the undead occupants and falls in love with the handsome half-vampire Strephula (Chris Uzelac)… but why does she need a suitcase full of weapons? Why does Mayor Navin Gruesome (F. Lawrence Ewing) have such difficulty hiring a vampire slayer on Craigslist? And what exactly does a vegan zombie eat?!

As always, this much anticipated annual treat features original lyrics set to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan, performed by many of your favorite Lamplighter singers.

Come early to bid at the silent auction offering one-of-a-kind items, including a walk-on role in a future Lamplighters production. Join the cast after the show for a complimentary champagne reception.

But don’t be scared, these monsters just want to be accepted in the community like me and you.

Lamplighters Music Theatre was founded in 1952 to produce the comic operas of librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, and is now recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Lamplighters’ repertoire includes all the surviving works of these creative geniuses, as well as a select group of comic operas and classic musicals by other
composers that exemplify their artistic vision.

You Can’t Bite City Hall
Lamplighters 45th annual Champagne Gala

Sunday November 7th, 4pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Tickets: $50-95 ($3-$48 is tax deductible)
415-392-4400 or city.boxoffice.com

www.lamplighters.org

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